The Portland Trail Blazers (3-10) visit the Phoenix Suns (7-6) on Tuesday. Tip from Footprint Center is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Trail Blazers vs. Suns odds and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Season series: First meeting; Portland won 2-1 last season
The Trail Blazers have lost 7 straight after getting blown out 134-91 on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and failing to cover as 6.5-point home underdogs. F Jerami Grant scored a team-high 14 points while only 4 players scored in double figures. Portland shot just 40% from the field and 26.5% from 3 in the loss.
Phoenix has won 3 games in a row after knocking off Utah 140-137 in overtime on Sunday while failing to cover as a 5-point road favorite. F Kevin Durant led all scorers with 39 points while adding 10 assists for the double-double. C Jusuf Nurkic also had a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Six Suns players scored in double figures, including 3 who had at least 20.
Trail Blazers at Suns odds
Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:24 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Trail Blazers +575 (bet $100 to win $575) | Suns -900 (bet $900 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Trail Blazers +12.5 (-105) | Suns -12.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 225.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
Trail Blazers at Suns key injuries
- G Malcolm Brogdon (hamstring) questionable
- G Scoot Henderson (ankle) out
- G Anfernee Simons (thumb) out
- C Robert Williams III (knee) out
- G Bradley Beal (back) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Trail Blazers at Suns picks and predictions
Suns 129, Trail Blazers 104
At -900 odds, there is no value betting on a Suns team that has won 3 straight playing a Trail Blazers team on a 7-game skid.
BET SUNS -12.5 (-115).
The Trail Blazers have been dealing with an array of injuries and struggling mightily as a result. While losing 7 straight games, they have failed to cover in their past 4 and have not played as favorites this season. They are outmatched by a Phoenix team that has scored 131 points or more in its last 3 games.
LEAN OVER 225.5 (-105).
While Portland has struggled offensively in its past 4 games — not scoring over 100 in any of them and the Under going 3-1 in that span — Phoenix has played great offense of late. The Over has it in 6 of the last 7 Suns games, with them scoring 116 points or more in all 6 of the Overs. If the Over hits in this game, it will be due to Phoenix playing to its potential and not aided much by a struggling Trail Blazers group.
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